November 3, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1.Islamic State related media say the militant group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a military hospital in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul. Reuters news agency says at least 25 people were killed, and more than 50 others wounded.
2.U.S. President Joe Biden says America “showed up” at the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Biden joined more than 100 leaders in promising to stop deforestation by 2030. The agreement encompasses 85 percent of the world’s forests. Leaders also committed to limit global warming above pre-industrial levels to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
3.Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has set out his country’s plan to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. He also vows to spend big in the push to help other nations follow suit. Kishida spoke at the United Nations climate conference in Scotland. He said Japan aims to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050. And to do that, the government plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46 percent in 2030 from the level in fiscal 2013. He added if possible, Japan will even push for a reduction of 50 percent.